Period
to 28 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Packer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Packer over the 6 months to 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hashicorp Packer
UK > England
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 404 529 569
Rank change year-on-year +125 +40 +125
Contract jobs citing Packer 96 253 309
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.17% 2.25% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 171 250
Median daily rate £510 £563 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £450 £413
90th Percentile £600 £688 £669
UK median daily rate £510 £563 £525
% change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

Packer is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4,425 11,259 13,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.87% 14.59% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,799 7,719 9,275
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 263 373
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.45 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.80 £53.46 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Packer as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Packer in England

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Packer in England.

Daily rate trend for Packer in England

Packer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Packer in England over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in England

Packer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Packer within the England region over the 6 months to 28 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +207 31 £510 -9.33% 7
London +68 30 £550 -4.35% 11
North of England +81 14 £495 -12.00% 3
North East +40 11 £495 -7.48%
South West +115 4 £494 -10.23% 3
East of England +87 3 £313 -50.50%
Midlands +70 2 £467 -16.98% 12
West Midlands +60 2 £467 -22.10% 11
North West +50 2 £594 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire +58 1 £475 +15.15% 1
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Packer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Packer.

1 91 (94.79%) Terraform
2 83 (86.46%) Docker
3 81 (84.38%) DevOps
4 80 (83.33%) Kubernetes
5 66 (68.75%) Ansible
5 66 (68.75%) Python
6 65 (67.71%) Linux
7 64 (66.67%) Jenkins
8 61 (63.54%) Puppet
9 56 (58.33%) AWS
10 48 (50.00%) GitLab
11 46 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (46.88%) GitHub
13 43 (44.79%) Windows
14 41 (42.71%) SC Cleared
14 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
15 40 (41.67%) Bash Shell
16 39 (40.63%) Git (software)
17 38 (39.58%) Opscode Chef
18 37 (38.54%) Configuration Management
19 36 (37.50%) CentOS
20 35 (36.46%) JIRA
20 35 (36.46%) Infrastructure as Code
21 34 (35.42%) Java
22 33 (34.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
24 30 (31.25%) Web Services
25 29 (30.21%) Firewall
25 29 (30.21%) Amazon EC2

Packer
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.33%) Jupyter
2 7 (7.29%) Confluence
2 7 (7.29%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (6.25%) nginx
4 3 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.08%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.04%) Drupal
6 1 (1.04%) SAS
6 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 56 (58.33%) AWS
2 45 (46.88%) GitHub
3 29 (30.21%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (28.13%) Azure
5 21 (21.88%) Amazon S3
6 19 (19.79%) Serverless
6 19 (19.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 18 (18.75%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (17.71%) OpenShift
9 14 (14.58%) Amazon ECS
10 13 (13.54%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (11.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (6.25%) AWS CodeBuild
13 6 (6.25%) AWS CodePipeline
13 6 (6.25%) GCP
14 5 (5.21%) AWS CloudTrail
15 4 (4.17%) Amazon EKS
15 4 (4.17%) Route 53
16 3 (3.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 29 (30.21%) Firewall
2 25 (26.04%) Reverse Proxy
2 25 (26.04%) VLAN
3 14 (14.58%) SNMP
4 7 (7.29%) DNS
5 4 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.13%) SSL
7 2 (2.08%) Network Security
8 1 (1.04%) Junos
8 1 (1.04%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.04%) SSH
8 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.04%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (14.58%) Big Data
3 13 (13.54%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (11.46%) Hadoop
5 10 (10.42%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (8.33%) NoSQL
7 7 (7.29%) MongoDB
8 6 (6.25%) MySQL
9 4 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (2.08%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (2.08%) BigQuery
10 2 (2.08%) Bigtable
10 2 (2.08%) Cloud Spanner
10 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
11 1 (1.04%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (1.04%) MariaDB
11 1 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
11 1 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 64 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 48 (50.00%) GitLab
3 39 (40.63%) Git (software)
4 35 (36.46%) JIRA
5 33 (34.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (9.38%) Bitbucket
7 8 (8.33%) Artifactory
7 8 (8.33%) Vagrant
8 5 (5.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (5.21%) Spinnaker
9 3 (3.13%) Maven
10 2 (2.08%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.04%) Gradle
11 1 (1.04%) Hudson
11 1 (1.04%) Mocha
11 1 (1.04%) Selenium
11 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.04%) Terragrunt
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
1 11 (11.46%) Public Sector
2 8 (8.33%) Front Office
3 2 (2.08%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (64.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (20.83%) AWS Engineer
3 18 (18.75%) AWS DevOps
3 18 (18.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Python Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Administrator
6 8 (8.33%) Architect
6 8 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
7 7 (7.29%) Cloud Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Consultant
8 6 (6.25%) Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (5.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.25%) Web Services
2 19 (19.79%) RESTful
3 15 (15.63%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (14.58%) gRPC
4 14 (14.58%) REST
4 14 (14.58%) Swagger
5 7 (7.29%) .NET
5 7 (7.29%) Node.js
6 3 (3.13%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.08%) JSON
7 2 (2.08%) LDAP
7 2 (2.08%) Middleware
7 2 (2.08%) YAML
8 1 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.04%) Laravel
8 1 (1.04%) React
8 1 (1.04%) React Native
8 1 (1.04%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Derivative
1 8 (8.33%) Equities
1 8 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 7 (7.29%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 3 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.08%) iPad
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (67.71%) Linux
2 43 (44.79%) Windows
3 36 (37.50%) CentOS
4 28 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (29.17%) Windows Server
5 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (26.04%) Windows 10
7 7 (7.29%) Unix
8 3 (3.13%) Debian
8 3 (3.13%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (84.38%) DevOps
2 46 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (38.54%) Configuration Management
5 35 (36.46%) Infrastructure as Code
6 25 (26.04%) Continuous Deployment
7 22 (22.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (22.92%) Microservices
8 19 (19.79%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (17.71%) Systems Engineering
10 13 (13.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering
11 11 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Automation
13 8 (8.33%) Asset Management
13 8 (8.33%) Decision-Making
13 8 (8.33%) Scrum
13 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
14 6 (6.25%) Kanban
14 6 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 66 (68.75%) Python
2 40 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 34 (35.42%) Java
4 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
5 24 (25.00%) Go
6 15 (15.63%) C#
7 14 (14.58%) Shell Script
8 11 (11.46%) Ruby
9 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
9 9 (9.38%) SQL
10 8 (8.33%) Scala
11 5 (5.21%) Java 8
11 5 (5.21%) PHP
12 2 (2.08%) C
12 2 (2.08%) Groovy
12 2 (2.08%) Korn
13 1 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 41 (42.71%) SC Cleared
1 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.46%) CCA
3 7 (7.29%) AWS Certification
4 5 (5.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.08%) CCNA
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) NCSC
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 83 (86.46%) Docker
2 25 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (26.04%) vSphere
3 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.04%) PowerDNS
5 1 (1.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 91 (94.79%) Terraform
2 80 (83.33%) Kubernetes
3 66 (68.75%) Ansible
4 61 (63.54%) Puppet
5 38 (39.58%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (26.04%) Prometheus
7 22 (22.92%) Grafana
8 16 (16.67%) Consul
9 15 (15.63%) ZABBIX
10 4 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (3.13%) HAProxy
11 3 (3.13%) Kibana
12 2 (2.08%) Nagios
12 2 (2.08%) Nessus
13 1 (1.04%) Graphite
13 1 (1.04%) logstash
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Atlassian
2 25 (26.04%) VMware
3 15 (15.63%) Splunk
4 14 (14.58%) Dell
4 14 (14.58%) EMC
5 12 (12.50%) Cloudera
6 11 (11.46%) Hortonworks
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco
8 6 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.25%) Zscaler
9 4 (4.17%) Google
10 3 (3.13%) F5
11 2 (2.08%) Citrix
11 2 (2.08%) Veracode
12 1 (1.04%) Axway
12 1 (1.04%) Juniper
12 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
12 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (1.04%) Zend